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Dolbey Rated Best in KLAS for Computer-Assisted Coding for 2024

KLAS Research has named Dolbey’s Fusion CAC, computer-assisted coding software, as “Best in KLAS”. This marks 8 consecutive years of Dolbey being ranked #1 in this category. The 2024 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report is a widely respected guide in the healthcare industry, helping professionals make informed decisions about implementing new technology and…

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The average age of 23 physician specialists

By Claire Wallace for Becker’s Hospital Review The average age of practicing physicians in the U.S. is 53.9, which is nearly 10 years higher than the U.S. labor force median age of 41.8, according to a 2023 report from Definitive Healthcare based on data from more than 810,000 healthcare providers.  Cardiologists are, on average, the oldest physician…

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The ‘hottest new role in corporate America’ comes to health systems

By Giles Bruce for Becker’s Hospital Review Despite fears that artificial intelligence would kill jobs, the technology has helped create the “hottest new role in corporate America”: the chief AI officer, The New York Times reported Jan. 29. A variety of industries, including healthcare, have been appointing AI chiefs to keep up with new developments in the technology, such…

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Hospitals see expense relief

Laura Dyrda for Becker’s Hospital Review Nonprofit hospital expenses dropped from November to December and had low single digit growth year over year, according to Kaufman Hall’s “National Hospital Flash Report,” released Jan. 30. The data shows overall expenses per calendar day declined 2% month over month and grew 4% year over year in December,…

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The many hats of the healthcare CIO

By Naomi Diaz for Becker’s Hospital Review The role of a healthcare CIO has transcended its traditional boundaries, presenting both increased responsibility and exciting opportunities in 2024. “Serving as a healthcare CIO in 2024 comes with greater responsibility, yes, but also exciting opportunity,” Saad Chaudhry, chief digital and information officer of Annapolis, Md.-based Luminis Health, told Becker’s.…

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The top-paying jobs in healthcare for 2024

U.S. News & World Report has named the 25 best-paying jobs for 2024, with healthcare-related jobs dominating the list with 14 of the top spots. To compile the rankings, released Jan. 9, U.S. News gathered information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics regarding each job’s future prospects, wage potential, employment, job safety and stability, and work-life balance. Read more about…

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From Customer to Colleague: Jennifer Cooper Brings a Unique Perspective to the Dolbey Team

Jennifer Cooper Enhances the Dolbey Team with Decades of Healthcare Leadership and Client-Centric Insights CONCORD, OH – Dolbey, a leading provider of healthcare documentation solutions, is excited to announce the newest addition to the Dolbey team, Jennifer Cooper. Jennifer will work as Program Manager with previous experience as the Director of Health Information Management at…

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15 CMS updates to know in 2024

By Paige Haeffele for Becker’s Hospital Review Healthcare is an ever-changing industry, and in 2023, CMS made notable changes — some lauded, some contested. CMS policies affect many issues healthcare leaders and physicians are most passionate about, such as reimbursement and practice capabilities. Here are 15 policy changes made by CMS last year to know…

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The average health system uses 18 EHRs

By Naomi Diaz for Becker’s Hospital Review The typical health system uses 18 different EHR vendors across affiliated providers, yet these systems often lack seamless communication capabilities, leading to challenges, Lown Institute reported Jan. 2.   These challenges include patients encountering difficulties in accessing their data, physicians ordering redundant tests, patients being labeled as alive when they are deceased and…

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How Will Revenue Cycle Leaders Expand AI Users in 2024?

BY Jasmyne Ray for Health Leaders Artificial intelligence has moved from a buzzword to an established presence in revenue cycle technology. Revenue cycle and finance leaders alike are looking to AI to streamline processes and automate tasks, which will allow them to use staff more efficiently as the sector-wide staffing shortage persists. HealthLeaders previously spoke to…

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